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Nilufer Onder

Nilufer Onder

Associate Professor

Computer Science

Onder Receives 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award

Nilufer Onder, associate professor of computer science, is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award in the professor/associate professor category. Onder came to Michigan Tech in 1999, after receiving her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in the same year. The former Middle East Technical University systems programmer teaches Formal Models of Computation and Artificial Intelligence courses, and advises the Women in Computer Science and Upsilon Pi Epsilon computing sciences honor society.

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Cary Chabalowski

Cary Chabalowski

Department Chair and Professor

Chemistry

Chabalowski Appointed Chair of Chemistry 

Cary Chabalowski joins the Department of Chemistry as chair and professor of practice. Chabalowski is a computational chemist with an interest in quantum chemistry. He comes to Michigan Tech from the Army Research Lab, where he was chief strategy officer/associate director for plans and programs.

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Profile Picture Will Cantrell

Will Cantrell

Associate Professor

Physics

Cantrell Receives Distinguished Professor of the Year Award

The Presidents' Council, State Universities of Michigan, has named Will Cantrell a 2013 Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year. The associate professor of physics shares the honor with professors from the University of Michigan-Flint and Wayne State University.

This is the second year in a row that a Michigan Tech faculty member has been so honored. Last year Dean Johnson, a professor in the School of Business and Economics, was also selected as a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year.

Cantrell is being recognized for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the education of undergraduate students. Each of Michigan’s 15 public universities nominated a faculty member who has had a significant impact on student learning through their work in the classroom, research, advising and mentoring.

This isn’t the first time Cantrell has been honored for his teaching. In 2012, he won Michigan Tech’s annual Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Thomas Werner

Thomas Werner

Assistant Professor

Biological Sciences

Werner Receives 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award

Thomas Werner, assistant professor of genetics and developmental biology, is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award in the assistant professor/professor of practice/lecturer category. Werner came to Michigan Tech in 2010, after serving as a postdoc in molecular biology University of Wisconsin Madison and completing his PhD at the Umeå Center for Molecular Pathogenesis. He teaches Genetics, Immunology, and Genetic Techniques.

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Anne Beffel

Anne Beffel

Department Chair and Professor

Visual and Performing Arts

Beffel Appointed Chair of Visual and Performing Arts

Anne Beffel is the chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Beffel joins Michigan Tech from Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts, where she has taught since 2000. She defines herself as a "time artist" which she says means that she is deeply interested in connecting art and social context in time, using all forms and media.

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Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

Chandrashekhar  P. Joshi

Department Chair and Professor

Biological Sciences

Joshi Appointed Chair of Biological Sciences

Chandrashekhar Joshi chairs the Department of Biological Sciences. Joshi, a world-renowned plant molecular biologist, has been serving as interim chair of biological sciences for the past year. He has been on the Michigan Tech faculty since 1996. He has chaired the University's Biotechnology Research Center, and in 2011, he won Michigan Tech's Research Award for his investigation into how trees make cellulose.

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Paul Charlesworth

Paul Charlesworth

Associate Professor & Adjunct Associate Professor

Chemistry & Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Charlesworth Awarded Distinguished Service Award

Associate Professor Paul Charlesworth, Department of Chemistry, has received Michigan Technological University's 2013 Distinguished Service Award. He has been at Michigan Tech since November 1997.